Thursday, June 7, 2012

Looney Tunes (DC) #42, July 1998: "Gato El Hotto"

Writer Bill Matheny turns up a lot in the DC "Looney Tunes" series. His material is almost always hilarious, and very true to the original cartoons. Artist Horacio Saavedra adheres very closely to studio model drawings most of the time, but gets creative enough to get the point across without looking like "clip art". This 1998 story by the two of them is a standout. Aside from his ability to run extremely fast, Speedy Gonzales used hot sauce and peppers against his foes often in the cartoons. In this story, "Gato El Hotto", Sylvester seems to have built up a tolerance for it. He creates a special blend that gives him energy and power to help him chase Speedy...until it wears off and punishes his digestive system something fierce!

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